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Title Plato's Republic in the Islamic context : new perspectives on Averroes's commentary / edited by Alexander Orwin
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (viii, 329 pages)
Series Rochester studies in medieval political thought, 2380-565X
Rochester studies in medieval political thought.
Contents Imposing Alfarabi on Plato : Averroes's novel placement of the platonic city / Alexander Orwin -- Ibn Bajja : an independent reader of the Republic / Josep Puig Montada -- Expelling dialectics from the ideal state : making the world safe for philosophy in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Yehuda Halper -- Music, poetry, and politics in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Douglas Kries -- Averroes on family and property in the Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Catarina Belo -- Notes on Averroes's political teaching / Shlomo Pines, translated by Alexander Orwin -- The Sharia of the republic : Islamic law and philosophy in Averroes Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Rasoul Namazi -- An indecisive truth : divine law and philosophy in the Decisive treatise and Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Karen Taliaferro -- Averroes between jihad and McWorld / Michael S. Kochin -- The essential qualities of the ruler in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" / Rosalie Helena de Souza Pereira -- Natural perfection or divine fiat / Joshua Parens -- Philosopher-kings and counselors : how should philosophers participate in politics? / Alexander Orwin -- Three readings of Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" in Medieval Jewish thought / Alexander Green -- The two Hebrew-into-Latin translations of Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" : method, motivation, and context / Michael Engel
Summary "The goal of the book is to provide an anthology covering the reception of Plato's Republic in the Islamic world, with a focus on Averroes's outstanding but underappreciated commentary on Plato's most famous dialogue. Despite the publication of Ralph Lerner's excellent English translation almost 50 years ago, very few scholarly studies have been written on it. We propose the following chapters, keeping in mind that some might be changed owing to collaboration with contributors"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 30, 2022)
Subject Plato. Republic.
Averroës, 1126-1198. Beʼur le-sefer hanhagat ha-medinah le-Aplaṭon
SUBJECT Republic (Plato) fast
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Orwin, Alexander, editor.
LC no. 2021047018
ISBN 9781800104983